Drugs Are Like That
Anita Bryant (famous Florida orange juice and anti-gay spokeswoman) narrates this film that tries to simplify its drug abuse message with an analogy of kids putting together a contraption out of Lego blocks. Although the metaphors often don't make sense, the visual impact of the film is stunning and could easily be quite popular with individuals consuming illicit drugs. Also, like most anti-drug films, this could be a tempting introduction to drugs for some youths yearning to escape their "boring" lives or to rebel against their parents.
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- 2004-09-02 21:44:38
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Subject: So...What Are Drugs Like?? Huh?? You Know...DRUGS!
Brother: "A huka bong with a built in graphix chamber..."
Subject: I enjoy this...
Subject: Date of Origin
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Subject: Hissing of summer lawns
Subject: awesome drug vid
Subject: La La La...
Look it up on youtube.
The pill/needle/joints remind me of Drug Store Cowboy era Van Sant...
Subject: They tried, I guess...
And what were they talking about "the visual impact of the film is stunning and could easily be quite popular with individuals consuming illicit drugs" I didn't see any stunning visuals!!!
The attempt at being metaphoric was lame at best, they were overly vague and general, and the statement " like most anti-drug films, this could be a tempting introduction to drugs" was strange... they obviously thought too much of this film and shouldn't make films about subjects they have no experience with or knowledge about. I wasted how much of my time over this? I guess drugs are like that, too... ;)
Subject: This film is a drug!
Subject: Salome Lego Playset
Subject: Oh my god.
And since when does a Lego machine smoke? XD That piece had no place in the entire machines mechanic system and the whole thing blew up.
I really hope that the person below me is joking. Anyone who's scared from this needs a reality check.
Drugs are sort of like some of the things. But I must say that other than to laugh at (and I mean get a kick out of) this video is pointless! Shoot it just makes me want to go do some drugs and watch again so I can laugh my ass off at how ridiculous it really is.
Subject: about this, dear lord.
Subject: Nostalgia trip!
Miami was a great place to be a kid in those days, but not without its problems, including a nascent drug trade. It probably seemed like all fun and games at the time (except for worried parents), until the first public salvo in the cocaine wars of Miami when Griselda Blanco (the Godmother of Cocaine) had her boys shoot up two rival cocaine cowboys (plus innocent bystanders) from an armored van at a Dadeland liquor store on July 11, 1979. A few years later, there was crack...
Those reviewers who find the pace plodding, the dialog stilted, and the metaphors mixed may have a point, but remember that attention spans were longer then (even for children), before the days of information overload and home pc based non-linear editing availability to the masses. I'm not saying those times were better, just different, and it helps to view something like this in context.
Subject: Drugs are like that.....like what?
As has already been noted, the dialogue between the kids is awful beyond belief, almost every other word is "What?", so much so that I begun to consider that the film was sponsored by the American Council of What?.
Subject: Drugs are like What?
A boy named Shannon? Gotta love that song!
Subject: oh come on
It is not a film for all kind of minds. I bet u some other children, besides mine, will understand something different. Fear to live, or maybe "hey, let's take some drugs, anyway we can be swallowed by the lake"
And at the end, if u change a little piece of this master machine, everything will be spoiled.. come on, are we so stupid? that's an insult for human being. our minds and bodies are so flexible, of course not everybody could live taking drugs, there are many machines that are cheap-qualited. haaha.
You guys keep on praying, the lord will come (from nowhere) and save u from the sin.
Subject: The hell with the drugs
Subject: this review is like that too...
drugs are in many pretty colors and look appealing.
lockup the cookie jar from your kids.
even binkies can and are seen as crack for babies.
don't get dizzy and play ball 'cause you'll suck at it.
don't go out into the lake 'cause it will eat you and burp up your bones later.
and finally--don't blow smoke over moving lego parts or they will explode.
enjoyable, but really, really strange.
Subject: Back in elementary school in Ft Lauderdale in 73...
This is worth it for the "floating pills and syringes" spot alone! A couple of years ago, I was trying to describe this same segment to some friends who did not recall it - now I have proof that it exists!!!
Subject: this is like something else...
Also, great song!
Subject: This is a review. A what?
Subject: Lego goes wild
Two kids make analogies of to drug related problems while one of them builts up a lego
The best part is where we see the smoke around the Lego, oh its so true...
drugs are bad?
Well that s not the point but frighting and lying seems to be the normal standard for american education which is sad...
besides that the film is totally fun to watch
5 stars for the amazing irony and nice shots of legos and drugs falling loop.
Its totally worth the download!
Subject: What About Weird, Trippy Classroom Films? Drugs Are Like That, Too
Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: *****. Weirdness: *****. Historical Interest: *****. Overall Rating: *****.
Subject: Drugs - They're not just for breakfast anymore!
Subject: Best Folk Song Ever
Subject: Danger! Not taking drugs may damage memory
Their conversations typically sound like this:
"I saw a lady today"
"What did she say?"
"The lady you saw. What did she say?"
"She told us about a baby"
"What about a baby..?"
and so on...
That aside, this is a great little film. A must watch for any afficionados of illicit substances. Many parts are just downright surreal. Very trippy. But then, Drugs Are Like That.
Subject: HAHA! Drukqs...
Subject: So where can I buy those type of Legos anywyay?
Subject: Reverse Effect Cult Classic
LESSON: Legos lead directly into heroin addiction
Subject: Cool song
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